Wressle railway station

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Wressle National Rail
Wressle railway station.jpg
Location
PlaceWressle
Local authorityEast Riding of Yorkshire
Coordinates53°46′23″N 0°55′26″W / 53.77292°N 0.92401°W / 53.77292; -0.92401Coordinates: 53°46′23″N 0°55′26″W / 53.77292°N 0.92401°W / 53.77292; -0.92401
Grid referenceSE710312
Operations
Station codeWRS
Managed byNorthern
Number of platforms2
DfT categoryF2
Live arrivals/departures, station information and onward connections
from National Rail Enquiries
Annual rail passenger usage*
2014/15Decrease 1,090
2015/16Decrease 912
2016/17Decrease 464
2017/18Decrease 370
2018/19Increase 720
History
Key datesOpened 1840 (1840)
National RailUK railway stations
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* Annual estimated passenger usage based on sales of tickets in stated financial year(s) which end or originate at Wressle from Office of Rail and Road statistics. Methodology may vary year on year.

Wressle railway station is a railway station on the Selby Line that serves the village of Wressle in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated 25 miles (40 km) west of Hull Paragon.

History[edit]

The Hull and Selby Railway was opened 2 July 1840.[1] Wressle station does not appear to have been an original feature of the line;[note 1] however a market day service from "Wressel Bridge" was recorded in 1843.[2][3]

The station was in full use by 1855.[2] The station was a single storey brick structure with a verandah, located on the south platform. The spellings Wressel and Wressle have both been used, with the 'Wressle' becoming standard after around 1863.[3]

Wressle was listed for closure in the 1963 Beeching report, but remained open to avoid local hardship. The station became unstaffed in 1976.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The station has very basic amenities - it has a waiting shelter on platform 1, a single customer help point on platform 2 and timetable poster boards on each side. There is no ticket machine, so passengers must buy in advance or on the train. Step-free access is available to both platforms via the level crossing at the eastern end.[4]

Services[edit]

Seven trains a day call at Wressle (Mon-Sat) in the December 2019 timetable (mostly in peak periods); four to York and three to Hull. Two of the Hull trains continue to Bridlington via Beverley since the December 2019 Timetable Change. No trains call on Sundays. A normal Monday to Friday service operates on Bank holidays.

The station, and all trains serving it, are operated by Northern.

Preceding station National Rail National Rail Following station
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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Butt (1995) states the station opened on 2 July 1840. However the station does not appear in contemporary newspaper reports, or in the 2 July 1840 timetable.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b MacTurk 1970, pp. 68–76, 77.
  2. ^ a b Quick 2009, p. 420.
  3. ^ a b c Tuffrey, Peter (2012), East Yorkshire Railway Stations, pp. 128–8[verification needed]
  4. ^ Wressle station facilities National Rail Enquiries; Retrieved 18 January 2017

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